Hormonal imbalance is something most women will experience at some point. While hot flashes and mood swings are widely known symptoms, there are many others to watch out for in our day-to-day lives. In recognition of National Women’s Health Week (May 10 to 16), the physicians at Weight Success Centers in Tampa are helping women spot the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance.
Women’s Health and Hormonal Balance
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health emphasizes now is the time for women to be aware of ways to live healthier lives. Hormonal balance is an essential part of overall health. While occasional hormonal shifts are normal for many women, you will want to watch out for these potential signs of hormonal changes or other possible health issues.
- Malaise, tiredness, or brain fog
- Changes in sleep or insomnia
- Mood swings or irritability
- Clinical depression or anxiety
- Unexplained hair loss or bodily change
- Weight gain or increased fat deposit
- Decreased bone mass or muscle mass
- Lowered sex drive or sexual dysfunction
Other external stresses, such as high-demand work struggles or family problems, as well as other medical conditions may be the cause of your symptoms, which is why it is important to consult with a physician for a comprehensive medical exam and diagnosis.
Additionally, women may experience a range of other side effects from decreased hormone levels as we age, but a healthy diet and exercise can be quite helpful. When there is a diagnosed hormonal imbalance in the body, however, diet and exercise alone may not fix the symptoms. Many women looking for effective solutions have found success with supplements and bioidentical hormone therapy.
Basic Facts about Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT)
In contrast to synthetic hormone replacements and other therapies, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT) uses hormones that are identical to the hormones your body already produces.
Weight Success Centers, LLC in Tampa is a certified provider of BioTE, a subcutaneous pellet type of BHT. As a supplement, BioTE helps both women and men to balance hormones. The pure hormone pellets dissolve completely and produce no byproducts. Pellets may be administered every three to five months depending on your needs. As with any supplement or medical treatment, results and benefits will vary depending on each individual person.
How will you celebrate National Women’s Health Week? Join the conversation on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites and contact Weight Success Centers for a consultation.